National Speakers Association > INSIDE NSA > Competencies

In July of 2005, NSA’s Professional Development Council recommended that NSA’s eight competencies be re-formatted into four areas to make them easier to remember and manage. The NSA Board of Directors approved this re-arrangement to assist members as they work toward mastering each of these areas in their development as professional speakers. The set of competencies for this area include: Operating a profitable speaking business (e.g.,

How to Change the World: The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint

A Brief History of Mine | Main | Resolution Assistance » December 30, 2005 The 10/20/30 Rule of PowerPoint I suffer from something called Ménière’s disease—don’t worry, you cannot get it from reading my blog. While I’m in the venture capital business, this rule is applicable for any presentation to reach agreement: for example, raising capital, making a sale, forming a partnership, etc. Business model 4.

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